December 13, 2021

For Immediate Release:
December 13, 2021

Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Washington – Please see PETA Vice President Shalin Gala’s statement regarding the news that Time magazine has named Elon Musk its 2021 Person of the Year:

Time’s Person of the Year, Elon Musk—who has a long history of harming animals by shooting squid, mice, and water bears into space as well as implanting a computer chip into a monkey’s skull and coin-size computer chips into pigs’ brains—is facing a lawsuit from PETA over his new proposal to ship a Noah’s Ark of animals to Mars. Musk should focus on humans, who can choose to participate, and stop exploiting animals in curiosity-driven experiments.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to experiment on”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit